Mozilla allows to block opening new windows. This feature must be disabled (= opening new windows must be alowed), otherwise the atlas will not work.
Mozilla allows to block the “Change Images” feature. This feature must be disabled (= image changing must be alowed), otherwise the focusable images and automatic iconic preview will not work.
We suggest using the new versions of both browsers (MSIE over 6, Mozilla/Firefox over 2.0) or Konqueror (version from 3.5.9). For other browsers the atlas is not tested.
The stability of the Netscape is lower in UNIX X-Window environment (PC Linux, SGI workstation) than under Windows 95, 98, NT, XP or Vista. MacIntosh was not tested.
We suggest a monitor resolution 1024×748 pixels at least, color depth 24 or 32 bits (True Colors), monitor size at least 17". Monitor in resolution 1600×1200 pixels or more, 21", is the best choice.
The monitor will adjust the size of the windows to the lower resolution, bur the quality is worse and orientation is complicated if multiple windows are open.
The connection speed over 1 Mbit/s is necessary for comfortable use of the atlas. The mean size of a picture is about 1 MB, about 2 MB is the high resolution picture (sometimes more, up to 12 MB), the z-stack of images can be even larger.
If using connection with lower capacity avoid opening high resolution windows. Do not forget closing the unused windows with pictures, they eat up a lot of memory.
When opening the high resolution window the whole picture must be downloaded to your computer, not just the part scrolled into view!